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Yes, it's that time of year again: Happy Valentine’s Day Warrior Addicts! But before you begin rolling your eyes and cursing, we have turned to the one and only super star Drake for some worldly inspiration on the big V day.
Forget the red roses, expensive dinners out and cheesy cards. Instead, it's time to give some love to the person who matters most in your life… YOU!
To help you we have turned six of Drake’s coolest songs into a daily guide for self love.
1. THE MOTTO
Set yourself some positive vibes from the moment that you wake with a positive self-affirmation or motto how about: “I am awesome and I am going to crush this day!”
2. GOD'S PLAN
Take five minutes to sit and meditate. Be it lying in bed or sitting in a chair with your feet firmly on the ground - just close your eyes, relax your body and focus on your breath and the feeling of it travelling through your body. We all have five minutes, and meditation brings us right into the seat of a loving heart.
3. KNOW YOURSELF
Know yourself and your boundaries. If you are feeling over extended, set boundaries for yourself and stick to them. Learn to say 'No'! Don’t feel bad if you skip a night out with friends or can’t take that extra project at work. The same applies on the mat; don’t force yourself to take one more Dhanurasana in yoga class just because the guy next to you is. Saying 'No' once and a while is saying 'Yes' to self love.
Watch what you eat… self love is hard to find when you are living on a diet of coffee and crisps. Try adding some mood-boosting, energy foods to your diet, like omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, flaxseeds and hemp) which also reduce inflammation in our brains. Yes, sometimes self love is tough love!
5. FIND YOUR LOVE
Do something that you love every day. Whatever it may be… running through the park, having coffee with a great friend, going to an amazing yoga class, taking 10 minutes out to read your favorite author or dream about your next amazing vacation. Doing the things we love with the people we love keeps our hearts open to love!
End each day with a moment of gratitude. Count your blessings, no matter what kind of day you have had… you will be surprised how many you can come up with and how good it feels.
So there you have it the Valentines Day of Self Love with a little bit of help from Drake. What are you waiting for ?? Love Yourself.
Written by Alicia Anka